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Grilled Mexican Chili Dog Recipe #AuthenticSalsaStyle

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The key to a successful tailgate or barbecue is making sure there's something for everyone at the party! With all the dietary restrictions in our family, its a challenge to find recipes everyone can eat but that have the authentic flavors the family loves. Since I started eating paleo, I really miss eating Chili Dogs and Mexican food, both of which are classic tailgating friendly foods. This Mexican Chili Dogs recipe brings both chili dogs and Mexican flavors together in one DELICIOUS dish that is perfect for cold fall nights with family gathered around, watching the big game. Who wants to be the person at the football game eating carrot and celery sticks? No way! Whether you're grilling in the backyard or tailgating at the local stadium, this Mexican Chili Dog recipe is a delicious, on-the-grill treat the whole family can enjoy. And without the bun and cheese, it's paleo-friendly too.

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The authentic flavor-magic in these chili dogs happens when you combine HERDEZ® Salsa Casera, carne asada, and beef hot dogs. Yes, the chili is 100% homemade, on the grill, with HERDEZ® Salsa Casera and carne asada!

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HERDEZ® Salsa Casera is a staple in our pantry because it is a fresh and delicious salsa, perfect with chips and guacamole but it can be used to add fabulous flavor to many dishes, like this beef chili. Get recipe inspiration and beef nutrition information at “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner“. We chose organic nitrate-free 100% beef hot dogs to make this recipe friendlier for our paleo-eaters but still flavorful for everyone else to eat. If you want to make these “full paleo” then you'll need to skip the cheese and the bun. Pick up all the ingredients for these chili dogs and your next tailgating party at Walmart:

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When we were kids, I remember tailgating in front of my grandparents' house. Everyone on the block would bring out their family version of macaroni salad, get corn on the cob or elotes from the street vendor, and trade baskets of avocados and fresh fruit.  The grills would be set up with the guys grilling in the front yard, listening to the game on the radio or bringing the food inside to watch the game on the big screen. My family was more of a baseball family but whatever the game, a hot dog or chili dog was the quintessential sports game food.

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Whether you're in the backyard grilling like we do or tailgating out at the game, this recipe is easy to make, flavorful, and delicious!

Mexican Chili Dog Recipe

You'll need some gear to make this recipe, especially if you are packing for a tailgate:

  • sharp knife
  • tongs
  • cutting board
  • 8″-10″cast iron pan
  • spatula or spoon
  • can opener
  • oven mitt

Make sure you bring the grill too. *wink wink* Let's get started:

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Mix 1 jar of HERDEZ® Salsa Casera with the lime juice and carne asada steak seasoning. Rub into flank steak. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to marinate.

Mexican Chili Dogs recipe part 1 with HERDEZ Salsa Casera by jenniferppriest

Place the steak over direct heat on a medium high grill.  Cook steak until medium, about 6 minutes per side.

Mexican Chili Dogs recipe part 2 with HERDEZ Salsa Casera by jenniferppriest

Remove the steak from the grill and dice. Place a cast iron skillet on the grill. Add olive oil to the skillet. Add yellow onions and cook until translucent.

Mexican Chili Dogs recipe part 3 with HERDEZ Salsa Casera by jenniferppriest

Add salt to taste. Add steak, chili spice mix, the second jar of HERDEZ® Salsa Casera, tomato paste, and 1 cup of beef broth.  Stir to mix. Simmer for 15 minutes until the chili thickens.

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While the chili is cooking, grill the hot dogs and buns. Remove the chili from grill. Place hot dogs in buns and spoon chili over top. Add onions and shredded cheese to eat chili dog as desired.

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Grilled Mexican Chili Dog Recipe #AuthenticSalsaStyle

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A delicious Mexican take on chili dogs. You can make these 100% on the grill, including the chili, making them perfect for tailgating.

  • Author: Xaver Priest
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican-American

Ingredients

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  • 2 lbs beef flank steak, thin sliced (carne para asar)
  • 224 oz. jars HERDEZ® Salsa Casera
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 TBSP carne asada steak seasoning
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 packet of chili seasoning mix
  • 16 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 pack all-beef hot dogs
  • 1 pack hot dog buns
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix 1 jar of HERDEZ® Salsa Casera with the lime juice and carne asada steak seasoning. Rub into flank steak. Refrigerate at least 1 hour to marinate.
  2. Place the steak over direct heat on a medium high grill.
  3. Cook steak until medium, about 6 minutes per side.
  4. Remove the steak from the grill and dice.
  5. Place a cast iron skillet on the grill.
  6. Add olive oil to the skillet.
  7. Add yellow onions and cook until translucent.
  8. Add salt to taste.
  9. Add steak, chili spice mix, the second jar of HERDEZ® Salsa Casera, tomato paste, and 1 cup of beef broth.
  10. Stir to mix. Simmer for 15 minutes until the chili thickens.
  11. While the chili is cooking, grill the hot dogs and buns.
  12. Remove the chili from grill.
  13. Place hot dogs in buns and spoon chili over top. Add onions and shredded cheese to eat chili dog as desired.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 hot dog in bun
  • Calories: 317
  • Sugar: 3.3g
  • Sodium: 558.2 mg
  • Fat: 14.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.5 g
  • Protein: 30.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.3 mg

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HERDEZ® Salsa Casera is a family favorite that we can now enjoy in more ways that one, with this Mexican Chili Dog Recipe. How do you like to eat HERDEZ® Salsa Casera? I'd love to hear all about it in the comments!

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Jennifer Priest is a 20+ year designer in the arts & crafts industry and home DIYer with a passion for creativity. An Army veteran raised on a ranch, from her experience, she shares smart DIY projects that save money and fun craft ideas that anyone can make. Besides blogging, Jennifer is a Master Practitioner and Trainer of NLP, Hypnosis, and MER, and coaches other online entrepreneurs on money mindset, business, and living an intentional life. When not blogging, Jennifer is having adventures in the wilderness, on road trips, playing with her cats, and making paleo food.

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    1. Haha thanks! Yeah the chili is YUMMY and paleo-friendly! Though I bet it would be good in a bread bowl or over a cube of cornbread.

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